Humanitarian SGBV Advisor (4256)

  • Division:
    Global Programmes
  • Department:
  • Team:
    Humanitarian Technical Unit
  • Location:
    Farringdon, London
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Full / Part Time:
  • Contract Duration:
    18 Months
  • Closing Date:
    30 September 2018
  • Salary:
    £36,000 - £41,000
  • Hours Per Week:
    35 Hours

Opening Date: 31/08/2018

Closing Date: 30/09/2018

When children suffer, we all lose out. So we are looking for a Humanitarian SGBV Advisor to be responsible for delivery of high quality, timely and accountable humanitarian programming by driving forward an integrated approach to preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence against girls and boys.

As a Humanitarian SGBV Advisor, your responsibilities will include:

 1. Provide technical advice to mainstream SGBV in Save the Children’s (StC) humanitarian response

  • Work closely with the HTU Gender Advisor to ensure focus on prevention of and response to SGBV is integrated in to prioritised humanitarian response strategies and PCiC strategies and sectoral plans
  • Train and mentor staff on the IASC GBV Guidelines, Caring for Child Survivors, SGBV objectives in the MISP and the StC Programme Guidance on Sexual and Gender-based Violence. Work with the Sexual and Reproductive Health Advisor to ensure clinical management of rape training is included in trainings
  • Provide technical review of multi-sectoral assessment tools and processes to ensure they adequately integrate SGBV and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
  • Work with MEAL and sector Technical Advisors to integrate SGBV into MEAL processes

 2. Design SGBV targeted actions

  • Work across sectors to design integrated strategy and standard operating procedures for prevention and response to SGBV against girls and boys in humanitarian contexts
  • Work with relevant sectors to support the development of technical guidance and capacity building material to support prevention and response approaches, and integrate these in to standard ways of working and capacity building packages
  • Work with Child Safeguarding to support the development and implementation of reporting and accountability mechanisms for Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by humanitarian workers and UN Peacekeepers
  • Support the implementation of this strategic approach across sectors in prioritised humanitarian response, both through backstopping in-country SGBV Advisors and through deployment
  • Work with MEAL and sector Technical Advisors to design and rigorously document learning
  • Review humanitarian response strategies and proposals that include targeted SGBV actions and promote adherence to minimum standards through the provision of technical input

 3. Engage in advocacy to address SGBV issues and gaps

  • Represent StC in relevant coordination platforms
  • Design initiatives which will raise awareness of SGBV standards within humanitarian responses
  • Advocate for the internal commitment to building our capacity to prevent and respond to sexual violence against girls and boys
  • Aggregate information on our prevention and response to sexual violence in conflict for reporting against KPIs to the Protecting Children in Conflict Strategy Group and the Global Results Framework. Based on country-specific and global data, work with advocacy and campaigns colleagues to identify change objectives and develop advocacy and campaigns strategies
  • Support sector-specific colleagues to identify and advocate in clusters and other forums to address gaps related to gender equality and SGBV considerations
  • Support communications and advocacy teams to promote relevant advocacy messages on gender and GBV and ensure our communications are gender-sensitive and promote gender equality

To be successful you will have an academic or professional qualification at post-graduate level or equivalent in a relevant field such as social work, nursing or psychology. You will also have substantial experience of sexual and gender-based violence programming focused on girls and boys including the prevention of and response to sexual violence in humanitarian contexts. In addition you will have:

  • A proven record of enabling/facilitating change through influencing, inspiring and mobilising others
  • Experience of humanitarian contexts including in a range of different emergencies
  • Effective communication skills, written and verbal, and the ability to present arguments clearly and effectively to a wide range of internal and external audiences
  • A proven record of programme design in a development or humanitarian context
  • Fluent written and spoken English, a working knowledge of French or Arabic is an advantage.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.


Save the Children UK is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities in employment. To see our full statement please visit this link:

Save the Children UK has a comprehensive benefits package. To see our full offer please visit this link:


Interview expenses: Candidates should note that unfortunately it is not our policy to reimburse expenses accrued when attending interviews at Save the Children UK unless you are requested to attend an interview in an alternative location to where the role is based.


Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with Save the Children UK will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:


  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
  • receipt of satisfactory references
  • proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role


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